My problem is that I don't want to use the definition updater in SAS because updates are downloaded and installed automatically - without retaining a copy of the file afterwards and without the surety that I won't have to start the update process from scratch should the connection to the SAS site be lost before completion of the download. This is why I prefer to use Free Download Manager. Also because IE freezes all the time I also prefer to use Google Chrome.
1. The "Check for Updates" button in "Spyware Definition Updates" on the SAS main menu also downloads and installs automatically.
2. The "Check for Updates Now" button in "Preferences" button/"Updates" tab/ does exactly the same unless of course "Continue what I was doing and Download Later" is selected.
3. The only other option is the "Visit SUPERAntiSpyware.com" link in "Preferences" button/"Help" tab/ which brings you to the "https://www.superantispyware.com/?tag=SUPERANTISPYWARE" page.
4. Selecting "Click here for Information" on the right hand side of the page, under the "Definition Database" heading, brings up the "https://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.html" page and selecting "Download Installer" (Manually download core definitions) then results:
a. if "Allow"ed is selected both IE and Google Chrome passes the download to FDM but then only 93% gets downloaded every time.
b. If "Don't allow" is selected -
i. as said at first in the case of IE8 "...Vista(?) takes over, offering then the options to "Run" or "Save" the file. I then have it saved to the desktop and install it manually afterwards. It seems that if it is not saved to the desktop I sometimes have problems installing it afterwards. This method though also does not avoid the problem of redownloading from scratch if the connection is lost during the download operation.
ii. as also said at first in the case of Google Chrome "..I am not given the options to "Run" or "Save" either. The next screen does inform me though that the file download has been transferred to FDM although it is not done at all. Thus nothing happens."
Right clicking on "Download Installer" in IE8 and then selecting "Download with Free Download Manager" still only reach 93%.
Right clicking in Google Chrome only offer the option to "Copy link address" which, if pasted to FDM, also only reach 93%.
My wish is to have Google Chrome, FDM and SUPERAntiSpyware work together.